Check these pictures out. I was turning onto Valley St. from Fairview Ave. N. and got caught in a train track. Here’s the map. I fell so fast that I didn’t even have time to avoid it. I thought I was hitting the tracks at a good enough angle, but I guess I was wrong. I went down and luckily didn’t get run over by the cars behind and beside me. I messed up my handle bars, pedal, back axle, left elbow, and left chin, but me and my bike are fine. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, right?
This was definitely an eye-opener for me. I need to be more careful in traffic, and I need to avoid train tracks at all costs. I knew train tracks were bad prior to this accident, but now I understand their true wrath.
Bonus image thanks to Sierra: